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au·to·bi·og·ra·phy

 (ô′tō-bī-ŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. au·to·bi·og·ra·phies
The biography of a person written by that person.

au′to·bi·og′ra·pher n.
au′to·bi′o·graph′ic (-bī′ə-grăf′ĭk), au′to·bi′o·graph′i·cal adj.
au′to·bi′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.

autobiography

(ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ; ˌɔːtəbaɪ-)
n, pl -phies
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an account of a person's life written or otherwise recorded by that person
ˌautobiˈographer n

au•to•bi•og•ra•phy

(ˌɔ tə baɪˈɒg rə fi, -bi-, ˌɔ toʊ-)

n., pl. -phies.
a history of a person's life written or told by that person.
[1790–1800]
au`to•bi•og′ra•pher, n.

autobiography

An account of the writer’s own life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autobiography - a biography of yourself
biography, life history, life story, life - an account of the series of events making up a person's life
memoir - an account of the author's personal experiences

autobiography

noun life story, record, history, résumé, memoirs He published his autobiography last autumn.
Quotations
"An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing" [Quentin Crisp The Naked Civil Servant]
Translations
تَرْجَمَة حَياة المُؤلِّف بِقَلَمِهسِيْرَةٌ ذاتِيَّة
autobiografie
selvbiografi
omaelämäkerta
autobiografija
önéletrajz
sjálfsævisaga
自叙伝
자서전
autobiografijaautobiografinis
autobiogrāfija
autobiografia
avtobiografija
självbiografi
อัตชีวประวัติ
otobiyografiöz yaşam öyküsü
tiểu sử tự thuật

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Nautobiografía f

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfi] nautobiographie f

autobiography

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfɪ] nautobiografia

autobiography

(oːtəbaiˈogrəfi) noun
the story of a person's life written by himself.
ˌautobioˈgraphic(al) (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective

autobiography

سِيْرَةٌ ذاتِيَّة autobiografie selvbiografi Autobiografie αυτοβιογραφία autobiografía omaelämäkerta autobiographie autobiografija autobiografia 自叙伝 자서전 autobiografie selvbiografi autobiografia autobiografia автобиография självbiografi อัตชีวประวัติ otobiyografi tiểu sử tự thuật 自传
References in classic literature ?
One of our living autobiographers states that when he was a small baby in Moscow in 1812 the French soldiers fed him with bread.
Rather, drawing from Paret and many other artisanal writers, Amelang argues that artisanal autobiographers rarely lost sight of the collective.
Symonds presents a particularly sharp contrast with Trollope, who among Victorian autobiographers, most obviously seeks to conform to the ideal of "bourgeois respectability.
Like many autobiographers, Parente Cunha "create[s] several, sometimes competing stories about or versions of herself as her subjectivity is displaced by one of multiple textual representations" (Smith 47).
Modern novelists or autobiographers create a "totalizing narrative" of their own rather than merely conforming to an established tradition (60).
Absent as well are autobiographers who have been the focus of critical studies such as Patricia Williams (The Alchemy of Race and Rights), Assata Shakur (Assata), Melba Patillo Beals (Warriors Don't Cry), and Elaine Brown (A Taste of Power).
Barbara Penny Kanner, Women in Context: Two Hundred Years of British Women Autobiographers, A Reference Guide and Reader (G.
2) Bunyan, however, towers over the spiritual autobiographers in his day because of the changes he makes in the conventions he employs.
The effort to make generalizations about change over time within this broad chronological scope, to compare French with German-speaking inhabitants of Central Europe, and to analyze gender differences, proved no easy task given the small subsets within an already relatively small sample, and given the daunting challenge that these autobiographers did not represent typical members of their class.
His trick involves only the power of his own literacy, a power that judges, bosses, and slaveholders have traditionally underestimated in black youths, especially in future autobiographers.
She begins with autobiographers (Benvenuto Cellini and Teresa of Avila), turns to pastoral-cum-epic poets (Tasso and Spenser), and concludes with tragicomic dramatists (Shakespeare and Corneille).
28) Conversely, many autobiographers only mention dramatic events like a death of a father or a sister in a context suggesting that it really did not have a huge impact on the family or disturb the family life.